Our header picture is Congresswoman Frederica Wilson with President Barack Obama. She represents Florida’s 24th Congressional District since 2009. Recently she has been in the news over flak between her Republican Donald J. Trump over his phone calls to the families of fallen American soldiers from a Nigerian skirmish. There is no time for Mrs. Wilson but we are advocating this chart based on the known facts of her life.
Her husband Paul Wilson was an investment banker who left her $2 million dollars. He died from pancreatic cancer and left her with 3 children in 1988 after 25 years of marriage.
Moon + Neptune in the Eleventh House.
She was integral in setting up Dade County Electronic Outreach Program — the first of its kind in Florida. Neptune is also trine Uranus in the Seventh gives her an aspect of Self-Determination, not to just accept the current affairs but change them as she sees fit and mould them to her vision.
Mars in the Twelfth House.
She has quite a martial spirit in Congress willing to take on the President on what she believe is right.
Venus in the Twelfth House.
She presents herself as a strong woman in Congress. With Venus and Mars conjunct, this gives her an Aspect of Self Determination that is as sudden as it is quixotic — where will she turn up next? First Trayvon Martin & now the widow Myeshia Johnson’s home. Where is next?
Ascendant is 9 Scorpio.
This degree often shows some sorrow in the native’s life.
Louise Lynn Hay, one of the pioneers of the modern self-care revolution, has passed away today at the age of 90. According to her Facebook page, which broke the news just over an hour ago, she died of natural causes surrounded by her loved ones. Her most popular book was You can Heal yourself.
She had 07 Leo Rising, the symbol of “The constellations in the sky” and a 01 Scorpio Moon ” A sight seeing bus. ” Her 15 Libra sun gets the perfect symbol of “Circular paths of self-respect”. She is a Splash Temperament Type, that expresses itself by emphasizing one’s humanity and work with helping and understanding others. Her strongest house is the Third House of Communications, three planets congregate there and her only conjunction — out of sign interestingly enough — between Expressive Mercury (28 Libra) and the Free Will Moon (01 Scorpio) showing naturally enough, how she would make her own way against establishment doxology.
At her time of death, her Ascendant had progressed to an exact conjunction to her natal Mercury, demonstrating how she had closed all the loops in her life path and conjunct the natal Moon, was ready for her next journey.
One of my favorite exercises from “You can Heal” is the exercise on Forgiveness.
Now we are ready to forgive. Do this exercise with a partner if you can, or do it out loud if you are alone. Again, sit quietly with your eyes closed and say, “The person I need to forgive is —————————– and I forgive you for ————————————– .”
Do this over and over with every person you know or have met. You will have many things to forgive some for and only one or two to forgive others for.
If you have a partner, let him say to you, “Thank you, I set you free now.”
If you do not, then imagine the person you are forgiving saying it to you. Do this for at least five or ten minutes. Search your heart for the injustices you still carry. Then let them go. When you have cleared as much as you
When you have cleared as much as you can for now, turn your attention to yourself. Say out loud to yourself, “I forgive myself for ————————————-.”
Do this for another five minutes or so. These are powerful exercises and good to do at least once a week to clear out any remainng rubbish. Some experiences are easy to let go and some we have to chip away at, until suddenly one day they let go and dissolve.
Peter J. McGuire, the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first person to suggest that special day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” He recommended that this special national day be sometime between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. He felt that would break up the long period and allow workers to enjoy the beauty of the Creator and rest.
Others contend that it really was a peace offering from President Grover Cleveland to Eugene Debs for the killing of a dozen or more of the striking railway workers in Pullman, Illinois. We decided to look at the two arguments and see what the Natal Chart of the holiday suggests
The first Labor Day was in New York City on September 5, 1882 according to the United States Department of Labor. The whole day was announced by the mayor to be in its honor, so we chose midnight for its birth. The event’s temperament type is a bowl 1 i.e.: all ten planets fall cleanly with the parameters of a tilted hemispheric rim angling from the 5th House of play & sport to the 11th house of the public.
Bowl temperament types are rather self-contained and this one, primarily Northern based, has most of the planets shining upwards towards the southern or visible hemisphere, showing that the original Labor Day was indeed the familiar one of parties, barbecues and beaches.
The rim makes sense for the original Labor Day as Mr. McGuire intended. Later though, the more widely accepted Labour Day, takes on a different angle and becomes more political, but it also has a different nativity. Pluto while shown on the map was not discovered for another fifty years by Dr. Clyde Tombaugh.
The 06 Cancer Ascendant (Hyperion Symbol) of a “boxer skipping rope” i.e. resting up by taking on some idle exercise to be in better shape agrees; it is conjunct Jupiter and via a translation of light, the Moon. This is an excellent combination as Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and encourages good-naturedness and enthusiastic enjoyment of things undertaken. Also, this conjunction in the 1st house denotes indulgence and patronage on the mudane level an important reminder as McGuire felt it should be a paid one bestowed by the employer, otherwise how can someone really luxuriate in the day?
What’s the line?
The Line of Vitality, that aspect between the Sun and the Moon is sextile suggesting an effortless time where everyone decides to put off today their chores for tomorrow and just enjoy the bounty that they have sown.
The Line of Motivation, the aspect between Jupiter and Saturn, is missing. While semi-sextile, that is not major aspect according to Marc Jones’s planetary rules and so suggests the spirit of the day is undisciplined and unregulated. Probably true too then as it is now, as it is has become a major end-of-summer shopping spree dictated more by the sales than by need.
The third line is Social Significance (previously the Line of Culture) and appears in a harmonious trine. We see that as everyone is in agreement, whether it be in parades or barbecues.
The fourth line of Self Determination is between Neptune and Uranus. This aspect is also in trine, indicate according to Marc Jones “man’s opportunity for significance in his world.” This is also prominent in the chart of John L. Lewis, the great UMW leader.
One rather striking thing is that Lilith is partile (exact in degree) to Neptune highlighting that from the onset there were many who disputed McGuire’s notion of a respite. We can look to the second and national holiday to see how that turns out.
The next Labor Day is when President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making it national six days after the Pullman Railroader’s strike declaring it to be the first Monday in September after a full weekend. In 1894 that would be September 3, so we have another chart for that date.
We have another bowl with the national Labor Day but this one has a Uranian lip, keyword independence, in the 4th house of Virgo, keyword assimilation, that works as a focal determinator, or focus point, for the chart. Thus here the Uranus scoop highlights that the holiday had changed in meaning — where as before it was a happy family holiday — now it was a strident call for fierce independence and recognition by the nation of that call.
The Asteroid Lilith, this was revised in June 2019 when we are discussing her, is now in the 5th House, and now an unaspected point, so while she hovers over in Sagittarius, keyword administration, she is making a little bucket of her own. Jones did not recognize anything but the four traditional asteroids, Juno, Pallas, Ceres and Vesta and never counted them in his planetary pictures, but we do particularly when they are pointing to something in the chart that needs recognition.
We feel that Lilith as the bucket handle to the new chart crystallizes the inherent “competing interests” that the original McGuire chart saw: political parades, candidates politicking for office vs. the unofficial end of summer, shopping and cook-outs.
This chart has an ascendant of 08 Leo (in the whole house system everything starts at the beginning so the ascendant is not on the first cusp but somewhere in the first house depending upon its degree. Read more about this and the competing types here. Leo 8, (HS) “Zeus’s thunder-bolt” is the human instinct to focus on the important points and ignore the rest.
No lines, so now what?
The line of motivation is now absent, while the line of vitality is semi-sextile and Jones does not recognize that. There is only one conjunction in the map and that of Mental Chemistry, the aspect between Mercury and the Sun. Here the aspect is less than 1 degree that shows the blind rush to pushing through the legislature.
The line of social significance is inconjunct and culture is missing, so overall there are no important planetary lines but there is one opposition, from Saturn to the Midheaven giving the latter at 26 Aries (HS bread baking) some added weight over the ascendant, making the bucket type culminate in a personal shrewdness that is best utilized by the individual.
In the end, the difference is the recognition that America was becoming a more political sophisticated country, but because of the dual nature of the bowl vs bucket typing, it was also bucking against that and wanting to retain its idyllic purity. And so for the most part since then over the intervening years, American politics have argued that very point.
We constantly review and vet our posts for accuracy and thoroughness. This one was revised on June 14, 2019.
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